Making a baby can sometimes be easier than making mom friends. Getting out of the house may seem impossible while surviving the newborn sleepless stage, fluctuating hormones, an ever-evolving schedule, and finding clothes that fit (other than those mesh...
Just before my son was born, I was teaching a group of inquisitive 3- and 4- year olds in an emergent curriculum classroom. Emergent curriculum means following the children’s interests in whatever topics of study they choose while we...
This post has been edited, we removed Docatot because it is not safe for sleep. Always use manufacturers guidelines when it comes to their product. Thanks for reading! Last spring, pregnant with baby number three, my cell phone began to...
Throwing a baby shower for someone can be a source of stress. But, if you want to be a good friend or relative, you have to do it, right? You've probably had a shower thrown for you... and it's...
Infant sleep - two words that strike fear and anxiety in parents everywhere. I remember excitedly telling family, friends, and coworkers about my first pregnancy, and getting replies like “Better rest up now,” and “You’ll never sleep again!” I...
Last year a friend posted a sweet photo of her and her infant on social media. Captioned “Back to School” mom and daughter were at Starbucks enjoying a pumpkin spice latte and embracing a new tradition of getting out...
It's the 7th annual Black Breastfeeding Week, August 25 - 31, 2019! This year, the theme is The World is Yours: Imagine. Innovate. Liberate! There are so many reasons why we need a week devoted specifically to breastfeeding in...
Mother and failure, two words if placed together inherently imply wrongdoing. When my son was diagnosed with failure to thrive I was devastated and guilt ridden. Things Don’t Go as Planned At 4 am on November 6, 2018, I found myself...
Heading back to work and nervous about your baby starting daycare? Here are 7 tips for a smooth transition to daycare for both you and your baby.  1. Get her used to a bottle before starting daycare If you are breastfeeding,...
In June, we welcomed our fourth (and final) biological child. We are elated! Antoinette June is the perfect addition to our family. She tolerates the noise and chaos of the three older siblings and two parents trying to manage...
This time last year, I wrote a post about my experience breastfeeding through a pregnancy and tandem nursing my first and second children. At the time, I was entering the third trimester of my third pregnancy and - PLOT...
When it came to breastfeeding, I was in the "what if you can" category, but I want to send an important message to my fellow moms: it is okay, more than okay, if you can't. Some women just can't... and...
World Breastfeeding Week is an annual celebration held from August 1-7 to protect, promote and support breastfeeding. My first child was born on August 1 so that date (and the week) has special significance for me. I fully expected...
It’s World Breastfeeding Week, and as a breastfeeding mother, I am absolutely celebrating. Because breastfeeding is super hard. I’m now breastfeeding my second son, and it’s much easier. But just two years ago, when I had my first baby,...

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Spring and summer are finally here! COVID-19 may be keeping us away from a lot of our summer fun, we can still enjoy area...